Business Databases

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Database Name
Business Source Complete

Index to over 8500 business-related journals, country reports, industry reports and company profiles. Coverage includes marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. 

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
Nexis Uni

Now called Nexis Uni, this database includes more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.  Includes court decisions (including historical cases dating back to the 1880s), full text law reviews, thousands of full text news sources in English and foreign languages, and current data on 13 million companies.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: news, primary sources, scholarly articles

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Database Name
Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles. 

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
CCH IntelliConnect

Comprehensive information about federal, state and local tax information. Includes case law and legislation information. 

Dates of coverage: 1990 - present
Content Type: reference source
COMPUSTAT (WRDS)

Financial, statistical and marketing information on publicly held companies. Part of WRDS datasets. Provided by WSU College of Business; WRDS account required for WRDS access. WSU Business Faculty and Graduate students may set up accounts directly from the WRDS website.

Dates of coverage: Current edition
Content Type: data
EcontLit

Indexes journals and books on economics.

Dates of coverage: 1969 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
IBISWorld

Collection of Industry Market Research Reports, analyzing more than 97% of the US economy. Over 700 reports that provide information and analysis of industries.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: data
JSTOR

Provides access to articles published more than 2 years ago in over 100 scholarly journals.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
Reference USA

A business directory of U.S. companies that is searchable by company name, ticker symbol, type of business, geography or company size.

Dates of coverage: Current edition
Content Type: data, reference source
RMA eStatement Studies

eStatement Studies provides composite performance metrics derived directly from the financial statements of financial institutions’ borrowers and prospects. These financial statements come directly to Risk Management Association (RMA) from member institutions, which get their data straight from their customers.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: data
Science Direct

Index to hundreds of journals from a wide range of subject areas, including science, computer science, medicine, education, business and social science.

Dates of coverage: 1993 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
SRDS Media Solutions

This database includes information about advertising and rates in all types of media sources. Includes Consumer Magazine Media, Local Media by DMA, Newspaper Media, TV and Cable Media, and Claritas Segmentation and Market Solutions (formerly known as LMAA and Nielsen SMS).

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: reference source
Web of Science (ISI)

Multidisciplinary database that includes Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index.

Dates of coverage: 1980 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
WRDS: Wharton Research Data Services

Provides objective and authoritative financial and market data on more than 13,000 international companies in more than 80 countries around the world. Includes multi-year income statement, balance sheet and cash flow data. Up to 12 years of annual history. Monthly prices and dividends. Provided by WSU College of Business; WRDS account required for WRDS access. WSU Business Faculty and Graduate students may set up accounts directly from the WRDS website.

Dates of coverage: Current edition
Content Type: data